Popular Indian fritters

Paneer Pakora

The most popular delectable Indian snack of street food prepared with cottage cheese (panner). It's a simple and quick snack/appetizer recipe that can be prepared with spicy paneer cubes, dipped in a gram flour batter, and fried to get golden pakora fritters.


1 cube of paneer contains 16kcal and 1oz is more or less equal to 124kcal. After frying in pakora batter it becomes 70 to 80kcal. If you are having 5 paneer pakoras then it will be 400kcal. In the same way, for 10 paneer pakora, the calorie count reaches 800kcal.

Paneer / Cottage Cheese:  Use homemade paneer cubes or take ready-made from store. Make sure the cubes are perfectly shaped to make perfect and presentable pakoras. Spices:  Chaat Masala, Garlic Powder, Red Chili Powder, Black Pepper,  Turmeric Powder. Gram Flour: It's a chickpea flour known as besan used as main ingredient of pakora coating. Used corn flour and rice flour to add extra crispiness in paneer pakora. Oil For Frying:  Use any sunflower or vegetable oil for frying.


– First season the paneer cubes with chaat masala, garlic powder, red chili powder and black pepper.


– Mix it well and take out in another bowl.

– Now in same bowl, add gram flour (besan), cornflour and rice flour. – Also add salt, garlic powder, red chili powder, black pepper, turmeric powder.


– Add freshly chopped coriander and onion. – Make a thick batter with water.

– Now add marinated paneer cubes in pakora batter and give it a gentle mix so the paneer cubes can properly coat from all sides.


– Deep fry on medium heat. – Crispy and crunchy paneer pakora is ready to serve.


Air Fryer  Paneer Pakora

It's healthy and nutritious to make paneer pakora in an air fryer. The overall recipe will remain the same only need to fry using an air fryer. The first step is to keep the pakoras in an air fryer basket lined with aluminum foil and spray oil. Place the pakoras in the basket and again spray with oil. Now close the fryer and cook the pakoras at 300°F for about 12 to 15 minutes. Flip the pakora after 7 minutes to cook from another side. To get a good result, spray oil generously to get extremely crispy pakoras

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